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  • Downtown
    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Heartside
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Southtown
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    Uptown
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.
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    Join Our Team

    Experience Grand Rapids is growing - just like the city we're promoting. As the organization charged with marketing Grand Rapids to meeting planners and visitors, we're looking for people who share our enthusiasm and excitement for this major-cool metropolis. We offer great working conditions, excellent salary and benefits, and the unequaled perk of living in a city that does more to support creativity than just about any city, anywhere. (Don't take our word for it - check out why Lonely Planet named Grand Rapids and the Lake Michigan Gold Coast the #1 place to visit in 2014!).

    Full-time Information Systems Specialist

    Experience Grand Rapids (EXGR), the destination marketing organization for Grand Rapids and Kent County is seeking a full-time Information Systems Specialist. This position will maintain the quality and consistency of data within Experience Grand Rapids' various applications. They will create and maintain documentation for business systems and other applications as assigned. They will create and execute staff training sessions as needed. They will assist with basic management of network equipment and software, inventory management, purchasing and end user support and ticket management.

    The successful candidate must thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment, have effective communication and customer service skills, knowledge of computer-based systems and database management, basic understanding and application of project management methodology, strong organizational skills and the ability to problem solve and exercise confidentiality.

    Candidates should have 1 – 2 years of technology experience, be self-motivated, highly organized, have experience with solving issues with computers, cell phones and other equipment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and a quick aptitude for learning position-specific software and hardware required. College degree required, especially in business, computer information systems or related field.

    Full time
    Reports to: Vice President of Information Systems
    FSLA Status: Non-Exempt

    If interested please send your resume to Kim Young, Vice President of Information Systems, by April 7, 2017, at employment@experiencegr.com.

    Experience Grand Rapids is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.